Electricity Activity Sheet Lessons
Build circuits using conductivity "ribbons" (foil with masking tape body). Using no more exotic materials than paper clips, rubberbands, clothespins, and pennies, students build bulb holders, battery holders, and switches that are virtually goof-proof.
Children experience science as real scientists - making observations, performing experiments, recording their results, and drawing conclusions. Step-by-step instructions are precise. If your child can follow directions, he can succeed with TOPS. Wonderful experiments teach advanced concepts without expensive lab equipment - only simple, on-hand materials are used (e.g., paper clips, rubber bands, aluminum foil, batteries, and refrigerator magnets). Teacher's notes contain background information and explain each concept and activity. They also include procedural "hints" for the activities - just in case you hit a snag. Each of these modules is a softbound book with reproducible activity pages. Approximately 20 lessons each.
Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.